Sony Pictures Entertainment has officially announced that a sequel to the Uncharted film is currently in development. This exciting news was revealed by Variety, following Sony’s mention of the upcoming sequel at CineEurope 2024.

The first Uncharted movie, which hit theaters in 2022, starred Tom Holland as the adventurous treasure hunter Nathan Drake and Mark Wahlberg as his mentor, Sully. Despite receiving a mix of reviews upon its release, the film still performed well at the box office, earning $21.5 million from international markets.

After the success of the initial film, Sony Pictures head honcho Tom Rothman hailed Uncharted as a potential new blockbuster franchise for the studio. With the groundwork laid in the first movie, fans are now eagerly anticipating where the story will go next in the Uncharted series.

The first film laid the foundation for Nathan Drake’s character, introducing key figures like Sully and Chloe Frazer, portrayed by Sophia Ali. However, one notable absence was Elena Fisher, Drake’s love interest from the video game series. It is highly likely that Elena will make her debut in the upcoming sequel, adding another layer of depth to the storyline.

The conclusion of the first film left viewers with tantalizing hints of what’s to come. One scene revealed a mysterious character believed to be Nate’s long-lost brother, Sam, sending a postcard from prison. This sets the stage for a potential reunion and exploration of Nate’s family dynamics, reminiscent of the narrative in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.

Another intriguing moment in the post-credits scene featured Sully donning a new moustache and wielding a gun, hinting at his continued involvement in Nate’s adventures. Additionally, a nod to a character named Roman and a Nazi map exchange could foreshadow the appearance of Gabriel Roman and a German U-boat in the sequel, tying back to the game’s storyline.

As fans eagerly await the release of the Uncharted sequel, speculation abounds regarding potential plot twists, character developments, and thrilling action sequences. What surprises and revelations will the next installment bring? Stay tuned for more updates on the exciting continuation of the Uncharted saga.